CIBC teams with Canadian Paralympic Committee in new multi-year sponsorship

CIBC teams with Canadian Paralympic Committee in new multi-year sponsorship 
Becomes exclusive banking partner, helping Paralympians reach the podium 
TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) and the Canadian 
Paralympic Committee (CPC) are proud to announce an exciting new partnership, 
with CIBC becoming the CPC's Official Banking Partner in support of Canada's 
current and future Paralympians. 
As one of CPC's premier partners and its exclusive banking partner, CIBC is 
pledging its support to Paralympians in next year's Paralympic Winter Games in 
Sochi, the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto and the 2016 Paralympic 
Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro and beyond. 
"This a very exciting day for Paralympic sport in Canada with the announcement 
of this partnership," said Gaétan Tardif, President of the Canadian 
Paralympic Committee. "CIBC's support will be a great boost to Canadian 
athletes with a disability, from playground to podium." 
This new four-year sponsorship deal broadens CIBC's support of Canada's high 
performance amateur athletes and reflects the bank's passion for sports as a 
way of inspiring and instilling valuable life-long skills to Canada's youth. 
"As part of our continued commitment to sports and community development, CIBC 
is thrilled to support the Canadian Paralympic Committee and their dedication 
to developing champions who inspire us all," said Laura Dottori-Attanasio, 
Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, CIBC. "We look forward 
to cheering for these talented Canadian athletes and celebrating their success 
as they pursue their dreams of representing our country on the world stage." 
CIBC is also the Lead Partner of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, and 
as part of its sponsorship, established the CIBC Team Next program in July 
2013 to assist 67 up-and-coming athletes in their dream of reaching the podium. 
"This partnership is a huge vote of confidence from CIBC," said Stephanie 
Dixon, a multiple Paralympic gold medalist in swimming and a CIBC Team Next 
mentor, who is training in hopes of making the Canadian para-Nordic relay team 
for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. "This will further inspire youth 
and other Canadians with a disability to be leaders and achieve their goals." 
"I applaud CIBC for sponsoring the Canadian Paralympic Committee," said the 
Hon. Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport). "CIBC is taking a leadership role 
at engaging people in communities across Canada through its sponsorships. I am 
pleased to see this new partnership with CPC, which willraise awareness of 
Paralympic sport, support our athletes with disabilities and encourage all 
Canadians tocelebrate theiraccomplishments." 
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee 
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 
25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic 
Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's 
leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a 
sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the 
podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance 
athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian 
Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved 
in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more 
information, visit www.paralympic.ca 
About CIBC 
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million 
personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of products 
and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches 
and offices acrossCanada, and has offices in theUnited Statesand around 
the world. CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, 
our employees and our communities through corporate donations, sponsorships 
and the volunteer spirit of employees. In 2012, CIBC contributed more than $38 
million to over 1,900 charitable and non-profit initiatives in 450 
communities. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in 
our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.
 

SOURCE  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 
Media contact:Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications and 
Media  Relations, 416-784-6699, orcaroline.vanhasselt@cibc.com. 
For more information, please contact: 
Alison Korn Manager, Media Relations and Communications Canadian Paralympic 
Committee Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 Cell: 613-298-4927 akorn@paralympic.ca 
Martin Richard Executive Director, Communications and Marketing Canadian 
Paralympic Committee Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224 Cell: 613-725-4339 
mrichard@paralympic.ca 
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www.facebook.com/CDNParalympics www.twitter.com/CDNParalympics 
www.youtube.com/CDNParalympics 
Image with caption: "CIBC teams with Canadian Paralympic Committee in new 
multi-year sponsorship. Left to Right, Josh Cassidy, Paralympian and CIBC Team 
Next mentor, Laura Dottori-Attanasio, CIBC's Senior Executive Vice-President 
and Chief Risk Officer, Stephanie Dixon, Paralympian and CIBC Team Next 
mentor, and Gaétan Tardif, President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. 
(CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at:  
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Image with caption: "CIBC teams with Canadian Paralympic Committee in new 
multi-year sponsorship. Left to Right, Gaétan Tardif, President of the 
Canadian Paralympic Committee, Laura Dottori-Attanasio, CIBC's Senior 
Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Stephanie Dixon, Paralympian 
and CIBC Team Next mentor, and Josh Cassidy, Paralympian and CIBC Team Next 
mentor. (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at:  
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